Eminem dove into the topic during part two of his sit-down with rapper and MTV News exec Sway Calloway, saying he didn't even know MGK had been talking about his daughter until recently, when he went down a YouTube rabbit hole and discovered the news.
"The reason that I dissed him is because first he said, 'I'm the greatest rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade 45' or whatever he said, right? Like I'm trying to hinder his career? I don't give a f--k about your career," Eminem explained. "You think I actually f--king think about you? You know how many f--king rappers are better than you? You're not even in the f--king conversation. I don't care if you f--king blow or if you don't blow -- doesn't matter to me."
The line Em was referring to is off MGK's track, "LA Leakers Freestyle." The actual lyric is, "I'm my favorite rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade 45." Shade 45 is Eminem's uncensored radio station on SiriusXM.
Eminem told Shay strike two was when MGK took a direct shot at Em on a collaboration with Tech N9ne. On verse two of "No Reason," Kelly raps, "To remind y'all, you just rap and not God / And I don't care who got bars."
That's when Eminem took aim at MGK on "Not Alike," on which he raps, "Now you wanna come and f--k with me, huh? / This little cocksucker, he must be feeling himself / He wants to keep up his tough demeanor, so he does a feature / Decides to team up with Nina / But next time you don't gotta use Tech N9ne if you wanna come at me with a sub-machine gun / And I'm talking to you,but you already know who the f--k you are, Kelly / I don't use sublims and sure as f--k don't sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie."
Eminem told Shay, "When you get on Tech N9ne's album, and you start sending shots, and people start hitting me up, 'Yo, Machine Gun just dissed you! He just dissed you! He dissed you!' I listen to it, and I'm like, 'Did he really diss me, though? And then somebody sends me a screenshot of his Twitter, and it says, 'Had some shit to get off my chest. You just rap, you not God.' Some shit like that. So I'm like, on the song he said, 'Y'all just rap, you not God.' And on Twitter he said, 'You just rap, you not God. Had some shit to get off my chest.'"
"By the way, this was on the heels of the freestyle he had just did about Shade 45. It's like, shut the f--k up. Shut the f--k up!" Em added. "I wanna destroy him, but I also don't wanna make him bigger, because now, you're a f--king enemy."
When Shay asked Em if he had heard MGK's response, a diss track called "Rap Devil" (a direct play off Em's 2014 track, "Rap God"), he said he had.
"I think it's not bad for him," Em replied. "He has some good lines in it."
Eminem also took a moment to explain his feud with Joe Budden, a retired rapper who was once on Em's Shady Records as a member of hip-hop group Slaughterhouse.
On "Kamikaze" song "Fall," Em raps, "Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it / Or have his body baggage zipped / The closest thing he's had to hits is smacking bitches." Em was referencing Joe's 2014 domestic violence charge against him that was ultimately dropped. Joe went on to call Em an "insecure man."
"Me and Joe Budden aren't friends like that. We didn't go to the same f--king high school, you know what I'm saying? I get that part," Eminem told Shay. "But when I'm out here flying around to different places and doing interviews and trying to use my platform to pump up Slaughterhouse every chance I get, and you're using your platform to f--king trash me? I'm one of the things that keeps this ship moving. You're doing something. You got a voice in hip-hop, so you actually could be affecting this ship a little bit."
"You don't owe me nothing, but I've never gone on a f--king interview and been like, 'Joe Budden's shit is f--king trash,'" he added. "So that's kind of the attitude I took to this whole album, 'Kamikaze.' It's like, alright, what if I give everybody my opinion about them?"